Tax Relief

Governor Ricketts, Senator Stinner saves maneuvers to set off extra relief in property tax coverage

But that’s less than half the funding, roughly $ 90 million, needed to increase provider rates by 2%, which is average, according to Stinner.

“It’s going to be a wrestling match,” said the Senator.

The fund postponement was not included in the provisional budget drawn up by its committee.

Last year lawmakers passed Act 1107, which included a new state tax credit to offset property taxes paid on schools. The funds allocated for the tax credit, which will appear on income tax returns this year, started at $ 125 million per year, but should increase if revenue increased by at least 3.5%.

The Open Sky Policy Institute, a Lincoln-based think tank, testified against the governor’s postponement. Open Sky’s Craig Beck said Ricketts’ “artificial” manipulation of the growth mechanism had overridden the “fiscal guardrails” contained in LB 1107, which ensured that additional tax breaks would only be granted if the state had adequate revenue growth to fund its operations .

The Ricketts cash transfer would keep the state’s Rainy Day fund below healthy levels and could require a special session to cut spending, Beck said.

Meet the current Nebraska State Senators

Nebraska's 49 senators

Nebraska has 49 senators in the legislature. Click through to find your Senator and others.

State Senator Julie Slama, District 1

State Senator Julie Slama

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From: Peru

party: Republicans

State Senator Robert Clements, District 2

State Senator Robert Clements

circle: 2

From: Elm wood

party: Republicans

State Senator Carol Blood, District 3

State Senator Carol Blood

circle: 3

From: Bellevue

party: Democratic

State Senator Robert Hilkemann, District 4

State Senator Robert Hilkemann

circle: 4

From: Omaha

party: Republicans

State Senator Mike McDonnell, District 5

State Senator Mike McDonnell

circle: 5

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh, District 6

State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh

circle: 6

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator Tony Vargas, District 7

State Senator Tony Vargas

Circle: 7th

From: Omaha

Party: Democratically

State Senator Megan Hunt, District 8

State Senator Megan Hunt

circle: 8th

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator John Cavanaugh, District 9

State Senator John Cavanaugh

circle: 9

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator Wendy DeBoer, District 10

State Senator Wendy DeBoer

circle: 10

From: Bennington

party: Democratic

State Senator Terrell McKinney, District 11

State Senator Terrell McKinney

circle: 11

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator Steve Lathrop, District 12

State Senator Steve Lathrop

circle: 12

From: Omaha

party: Democratic


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State Senator Justin Wayne, District 13

State Senator Justin Wayne

circle: 13

From: Omaha

party: Democratic

State Senator John Arch, District 14

State Senator John Arch

circle: 14

From: The view

party: Republicans

State Senator Lynne Walz, District 15

State Sen. Lynne Walz

circle: fifteen

From: Fremont

party: Democratic

State Senator Ben Hansen, District 16

State Senator Ben Hansen

circle: 16

From: Blair

party: Republicans

State Senator Joni Albrecht, District 17

State Senator Joni Albrecht

circle: 17

From: Thurston

party: Republicans


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State Senator Brett Lindstrom, District 18

State Senator Brett Lindstrom

circle: 18

From: Omaha

party: Republicans

State Senator Mike Flood, District 19

State Senator Mike Flood

circle: 19

From: Norfolk

party: Republicans

State Senator John McCollister, District 20

State Senator John McCollister

circle: 20

From: Omaha

party: Republicans

State Senator Mike Hilgers, District 21

State Senator Mike Hilgers

circle: 21

From: Lincoln

party: Republicans

State Senator Mike Moser, District 22

State Senator Mike Moser

circle: 22

From: Columbus

party: Republicans

State Senator Bruce Bostelman, District 23

State Senator Bruce Bostelman

circle: 23

From: Brainard

party: Republicans

State Senator Mark Kolterman, District 24

State Senator Mark Kolterman

circle: 24

From: Seward

party: Republicans


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State Senator Suzanne Geist, District 25

State Sen. Suzanne Geist

circle: 25

From: Lincoln

party: Republicans

State Senator Matt Hansen, District 26

State Senator Matt Hansen

circle: 26

From: Lincoln

party: Democratic

State Senator, Anna Wishart, District 27

State Senator Anna Wishart

circle: 27

From: Lincoln

party: Democratic

State Senator Patty Pansing Brook, District 28

State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks

circle: 28

From: Lincoln

party: Democratic


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State Senator Eliot Bostar, District 29

State Senator Eliot Bostar

circle: 29

From: Lincoln

party: Democratic

State Sen, Myron Dorn, District 30

State Senator Myron Dorn

circle: 30

From: Adams

party: Republicans

State Senator Rich Pahls, District 31

State Senator Rich Pahls

Circle: 31

From: Omaha

party: Republicans

State Senator Tom Brandt, District 32

State Senator Tom Brandt

circle: 32

From: Plymouth

party: Republicans

State Senator Steve Halloran, District 33

State Senator Steve Halloran

circle: 33

From: Hastings

party: Republicans


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State Senator Curt Friesen, District 34

State Senator Curt Friesen

circle: 34

From: Henderson

party: Republicans

State Senator Raymond Aguilar, District 35

State Senator Raymond Aguilar

circle: 35

From: Grand Island

party: Republicans

State Senator Matt Williams, District 36

State Senator Matt Williams

circle: 36

From: Gothenburg

party: Republicans

State Senator John Lowe, District 37

State Senator John Lowe

circle: 37

From: Kearney

party: Republicans

State Senator Dave Murman, District 38

State Senator Dave Murman

circle: 38

From: Glenvil

party: Republicans

State Senator Lou Ann Linehan, District 39

State Senator Lou Ann Linehan

circle: 39

From: Elkhorn

party: Republicans

State Senator Tim Graget, District 40

State Senator Tim GrĂ¼bers

circle: 40

From: Creighton

party: Republicans

State Senator Tom Briese, District 41

State Senator Tom Briese

circle: 41

From: Albion

party: Republicans

State Senator Mike Green, District 42

State Senator Mike Green

circle: 42

From: North Platte

party: Republicans

State Senator Tom Brewer, District 43

State Senator Tom Brewer

circle: 43

From: Gordon

party: Republicans

State Senator Dan Hughes, District 44

State Senator Dan Hughes

circle: 44

From: Venango

party: Republicans

State Senator Rita Sanders, District 45

State Senator Rita Sanders

circle: 45

From: Bellevue

party: Republicans

State Senator Adam Morfeld, District 46

State Senator Adam Morfeld

circle: 46

From: Lincoln

party: Democratic

State Senator Steve Erdman, District 47

State Senator Steve Erdman

circle: 47

From: Bayard

party: Republicans

State Senator John Stinner, District 48

State Senator John Stinner

circle: 48

From: Low

party: Republicans

State Senator Jen Day, District 49

State Senator Jen Day

Circle: 49

From: Omaha

Party: Democratically

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